Pavlyuchenkova and Safarova through to 2nd round in Linz

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia dismissed Anabel Medina Garrigues in three sets 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 in the first round of the Generali Ladies Linz.

After losing the second set, the fourth seed Pavlyuchenkova took a 5-0 lead in the third, but only managed to convert her 4th matchpoint to seal the set 6-3.

Lucie Safarova of Czech Republic overcame Iveta Benesova 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 to reach the second round. She will now play either Sabine Lisicki of Germany or Alberta Brianti of Italy.


Other 1st round results:

Petra Kvitova (CZE) – Rebecca Marino (CAN) – 6-2, 6-2

Julia Goerges (GER) – Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) – 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7)

Jelena Jankovic (SRB) – Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) – 4-1 ret.

 Ksenia Pervak (RUS) – Vitalia Diatchenko ((RUS) – 6-4, 6-1

Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) – Elena Baltacha (GBR) – 4-6, 7-6 (3), 1-0 ret.

 Anne Keothavong (GBR) – Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) – 6-4, 6-1

 Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) – Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) – 6-3, 2-1 ret.

Sorana Cirstea (ROU) – Tamira Paszek (AUT) – 7-5, 6-3

Sara Errani (ITA) – Polona Hercog (SLO) – 6-0, 6-3

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What a fight back!!!! What a fgteihr she is! Bagles Sania in 3rd!!!! 5-7 6-3 6-0Aga next! Stay calm and focused Maria. Play like today and you will win.


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